Why choose Massey?

Massey University is an innovative, self-reliant, outward-facing institution committed to defining our future. Our students can expect a teaching and learning environment that will enable them to be creative, connected and innovative contributors to society. We are a research-led university that is committed to the application of knowledge.

What makes Massey unique

Massey is truly the 'University of New Zealand'. The only multi-campus university in New Zealand, we have 36,000 students in total, including our distance learning students. Since we were founded more than 80 years ago, we have been breaking new ground in all our areas of expertise - business, creative art, health, science and humanities and social science.

Doctoral graduates with Rangitoto in the background


Massey University is consistently ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide (QS World University rankings).

Angie Farrow, lecturer in performing art

Inspiring teachers

Massey University staff have won 17 national Tertiary Teaching Excellence awards in the past 13 years.

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$8m worth of scholarships

If you choose to study at Massey, you could be eligible for a slice of our eight million dollar scholarship fund.

Student profiles

Learning new skills and realising your talents are part of your journey at Massey University. Meet some of our students.

Leader in technology

We have the widest offering of digital teaching technology of any university in New Zealand. 

We were also the first New Zealand tertiary provider to join an international consortium offering Open Online Courses. 

Professor Gaven Martin

Elite scientists

The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study allows elite scientists to pursue fundamental scholarship at Massey.

We are the lead university in two Government-funded centres of research excellence.

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

Real-world research

Massey has a well-established reputation for its academic leadership, research excellence and innovative teaching grounded in real-world issues. 


International collaboration

Massey University has high-level collaborations with tertiary institutions around the world. We have 218 active international partnership agreements. Massey receives international accreditation for its unique world-class programmes in veterinary science and business.

Abby Hull Massey University Agriscience graduate

World-leading in agriculture

Massey is ranked the no.1 university in New Zealand and in the top 50 in the world for agriculture. 

Award-winning designers

Our creative arts students have won more awards than any other design school. We are the oldest and most prestigious design school in New Zealand.

Largest business school

Massey has one of the largest business schools in the country and the only university-based trading room in the country.

Top in distance learning

Massey is a leader in distance and blended education. We have been teaching via distance learning for over more than 50 years. We have taught more than 250,000 distance students.

Massey University vet examining a dog

Only NZ vet school

Massey Manawatū has New Zealand’s only veterinary teaching hospital and school.

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Extensive sports facilities

Auckland and Manawatu campuses have extensive gyms, and a range of sports facilities.

Engineering student talking to a lecturer

Multi-million dollar labs

Our sciences and engineering areas have multi-million dollar labs, world-class teaching facilities and staff.

Aviation student doing a pre-flight check

Only aviation school

Massey Manawatu has the only university-based aviation school in New Zealand. 

Connected with industry

Massey creates meaningful, mutually-beneficial relationships with industry. This ensures our teaching, learning and research is innovative and relevant.

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Unique new offerings

Massey is innovating with unique new degrees and majors.


Learning at Massey is not just about the theory. With a range of internship and practicum options, we create work-ready graduates with a career advantage.

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The support students need

Massey has a wide range of support services, to help our students achieve their academic and personal goals while at university.